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Research Recordings of Robert Gribble ' s 
National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC) 
Seattle, WA 

Robert Gribble began his research into the unidentified flying 
object phenomena in 1955. He began the Aerial Phenomena Research 
Group (APRG), which circulated a newsletter detailing new cases. 

In late 1974, Gribble converted the Phenomena Research Reporting 
Center to allow the public a place they could call and report 
their experiences to a non judgmental researcher. Commonly known 
as the UFO Reporting Center or UFO Central during the early 
years, it became known internationally as the National UFO 
Reporting Center (NUFORC). First calls received began on 
November 11, 1974. 

Over a period of twenty years, Gribble received thousands of 
telephone calls from witnesses of actual encounters with UFOs, 
which were recorded and data collected. On-site investigations 
and interviews were conducted by Gribble and his associates and 
accompanying documentation for cases were archived. 

Robert Gribble retired from research in 1994 and Peter Davenport 
took over the on-going data collection of the National UFO 
Reporting Center. In 2004, Robert Gribble donated his research 
materials to Wendy Connors, culminating in this audio archive of 
research material. Documentation accompanying these recordings 
are maintained along with the original recording sources, 
including the names, addresses and telephone numbers of all 
witnesses. What you hear is raw, minimally edited, research. 
Most of the interviews were done within minutes of the encounter 
or while the encounter was happening. 

These recordings are of actual witness interviews to UFO 
encounters and were selected to show a broad based overview of 
the UFO phenomena being observed and reported. 

It makes no difference whether a person believe, or not believe, 
in UFOs. But the reality is found here and is indisputable. 
Nobody, as yet, has proven any of the theories of where these 
objects originate and why they are encountered. Robert Gribble 



has made the truth abundantly clear...and you ' 11 hear it directly 
from people of all walks of life. For the seasoned researcher, 
this audio data is priceless as the missing half of research 
that written data could never convey...the human element. 

The journey you are about to take will certainly amuse or 
concern you, but most importantly, I hope it teaches you 
something new and maybe, just maybe, something quite wonderful 
for yourself and humanity, as we continue our human journey to 
the stars. 

Wendy Connors 
Albuquerque, NM 
May, 2006 

TECHNICAL RECORDING SPECIFICATIONS 

MP3 Format / 32Kbps @ 24,000Hz Mono / Remastered / Chronological 

/ 252 Tracks / Total Running Time: 44:00:25 

Copyright © 2 006 by Wendy A. Connors. All Rights Reserved. 

COMPILER'S NOTES 

All speakers are not alike. Please adjust bass, tone, treble and 
volume for each recording. Best listening experience can be 
accomplished by using noise-cancelling earphones. 

Although these recordings have been remastered, it is impossible 
to correct all problems inherent in telephone line recordings. 
Please remember that telephone lines of the time were copper 
wire and not optical fibers used in today's communications. They 
were subject to electrical interference. 

These are raw investigative recordings. Names, addresses and 
phone numbers have been redacted. On those recordings where 
names are given the witness went public regarding their 
encounter. 



NUFORC 1974 

The first 18 recordings cover 11.14.1974 through 12.20.1974 and 
was the first major case investigated by the NUFORC since its 
launch two days earlier. 

11.14.1974 Pacific Northwest, U.S. Anatomy of a UFO 
Investigation 

001: Jacob Davidson tells Center of reports coming in to the 
Everett Police Department of a bright orange object, giving off 
sparks and flame, then exploding. Object traveling slow on flat 
trajectory from Alberta, British Columbia to Seattle, WA. 06:28 

002: Witness observes a ball of fire spitting sparks out the 
back and heading South. Object turns and begins heading East and 
accelerates. Helicopters begin to maneuver over area. 02:46 

003 : Chet Rogers at KJR Radio reports that there were multiple 
objects observed and he had talked to a Citizen Band Operator 
who monitored helicopter traffic in Vancouver, British Columbia. 
01:38 

004: Call from a Citizen Band Operator who was monitoring the 
helicopter traffic. 03:28 

005: Center calls Thurston County Sheriff s Office to inquire 
about the impact site being reported. 01:12 

006: Center inquiry to KELA, Centralia, WA. Reports that Lewis 
County Sheriff was notified by McChord AFB Air Approach, that 
one of their planes observed an impact area. A USAF helicopter 
was dispatched to search the area. 04:34 

007: Official FAA Report of the impact 13 miles South of 
McKenna, WA. 00:50 

008: Witness statement from Onalaska, WA. 02:06 

009: KJR Radio Update Report for 11.15.1974. Poor Recording. 
01:08 

010: Witness statement from a hunter who observes the event 
near Mt. Rainier, WA. 06:54 

011: Center inquiries witness for additional information. See 
002. 03:44 

012: Navy pilot, on the ground, observes an object for 
approximately 4 minutes. 07:44 

013: Commercial pilot gives a report to the Center. 08:30 

014: Helicopter pilot gives a report to the Center. 07:56 



015: Chet Rogers, KJR Radio, converses with Gribble and 
compares notes. 06:14 

016: Chet Rogers converses with Gribble and compares notes on 
investigation. 13:10 

017 : Chet Rogers converses with Gribble and updates the 
investigation. 34:04 

018: Robert Gribble is interviewed on radio regarding the 
11.14.1974 mini-flap. 03:56 

019: 12.17.1974 Lackland AFB, TX 

UFO encounter from December, 1954. Caller was a cadet pilot 
(Class 54J), when an object landed 30 feet from his group. When 
one student began to move toward the object, it took off 
vertically at great speed. 04:38 

020: 12.20.1974 Bremerton, WA 

Witness reports observing an 80' domed disc over pine trees. 
Object hovers and emits a whistling sound. Sighting from 
10.28.1974. 08:04 



NUFORC 1975 

021: 01.05.1975 Brownstown, IL 

CE-111 Humanoid encounter. Photograph taken. 12:40 

022: 01.18.1975 Anderson Island, WA at Cole Point 

A witness observes crescent-shaped object plunge into the waters 
of Puget Sound. 11:05 

023: 02.01.1975 Anacortes, WA 

Six fiery objects, flying in unison, with black smoke trails 
behind them. 05:44 

024: 02.08.1975 Hat Island, WA 

Large object with three smaller objects is observed. Large 
object illuminates the ground and the clouds. Multiple 
witnesses. 07:10 

025: 02.26.1975 Bow, WA 

Object appears and disappears behind a mountain and several 
objects came down the side of the mountain and maneuvered above 
and in the trees, then returning to the larger object. Multiple 
witnesses. Two recordings of witness statements. 21:00 

026: 03.01.1975 Toledo, WA 

Reports of UFO activity in area of power station. Object alleged 
to have downed a helicopter. Four recordings. 69:03 

027: 03.31.1975 Montlake Terrace, WA 

Tear-shaped object with glowing blue and white lights observed. 
Very Poor Recording. 06:12 

028: 04.25.1975 Bainbridge Island, WA 

Circular object with rotating blue and yellow lights, hovers 
over a tree and gives off a high pitched sound. Very Poor 
Recording. 10:35 

029: 05.01.1975 Harrington, WA 

Retired Air Force pilot reports being followed in his car by a 
large gray object with several smaller objects pacing the larger 
object. Ma j . Burke reported the incident to Fairchild AFB and 
the local police department. 11:52 

030: 06.13.1975 Bellevue, WA 



Two orange-colored, cone-shaped objects, merge. 09:24 

031: 06.30.1975 Mountains of Colorado 

Lost in the mountains, an Arlington, VA man recounts his 
experience with UFOs, gypsies and distorted time. 11:07 

032: 07.25.1975 Camino Island, WA 

Triangular craft appears to crash. Multiple witnesses. As the 
witnesses relate their encounter, they remark that the object 
they observed, was like the one observed in North Carolina at 
about the same time. This call from 09.08.1975 This recording 
is significant because it is a very early flying triangle 
report. 16:50 

033: 08.25.1975 Tacoma, WA 

A orangish ball of fire, with a smoking trail, does controlled 
maneuvers between Tacoma and Mt. Rainier. 07:01 

034: 08.30.1975 Puget Sound, WA 

Two Tuna boat skippers tell of objects near their boats, off the 
coast of Grays Harbor, that interfered with their radios. 
Multiple witnesses. 15:50 

035: 08.31.1975 Snogualmic Pass, WA 

UFO landing. Multiple witnesses. UFO shooting light into a cloud 
above it after it landed. This is a compilation of the witness 
statements to the sighting the same day and the next day after 
the incident. 34:34 

036: 09.09.1975 Seattle, WA 

Triangular shaped craft appears to crash. 02:50 

037: 09.10.1975 Seattle, WA 

25 U.S. Coast Guardsmen observe a bright UFO maneuvering around 
a 727 airliner. 05:34 

038: 09.24.1975 Geyser, MT 

Round UFO, with two antenna-like objects protruding from the 
sides, pursues a car for 11 miles to her home. The object then 
hovers next to her house. 07:08 

039: 09.27.1975 Seattle, WA 

McChord AFB & Sea Tac Radar track a UFO that settles over 
Seattle. This is a compilation of calls. First is from the 
Pierce County Sheriff s Office, second from Sea Tac Radar and 



the last is a couple of military personnel from Base Operations 
at McChord talking about UFOs . This isn't a really classy UFO 
report, but it does demonstrate how many contacts Mr. Gribble 
had assisting in the data collection. 06:33 

040: 09.27.1975 Seattle, WA 

Triangle UFO observed. This was the third report in the area of 
these new shaped UFOs being sighted and causing a new chapter in 
ufological research that continues to the present. 03:30 

041: 10.01.1975 Second Tree Lake, WA 

Hairy creature observed. Shots fired. 08:44 

042: 10.02.1975 Cerritos, CA 

Pilot on Continental Airlines FLT. 307, Portland, OR to San 
Jose, CA and two other crew members, observe a bright light 
moving on a steady course. 03:44 

043: 10.05.1975 Mt. Shasta, CA 

Pilot report of a blimp-like object the size of a C-5A 
transport. Pilot takes a photo of the object. This is a 
compilation of case recordings. First, FAA Traffic Control 
notification to Gribble. Second, initial interview with the 
pilot. Third, on-site interview with pilot by Robert Gribble and 
Jacob Davidson , on 10.16.1975. 38:36 

044: 10.09.1975 Everettsville, WA 

Police Dispatcher, Jerry Phillips, gives a series of reports of 
UFOs that came into the station. Phillips also recounts his 
encounter with a triangular object. Robert Gribble, Jacob 
Davidson and Jerry Phillips would have been considered the 
"core" investigative unit of the UFO Reporting Center. This 
recording is included to give the researcher a broader view of 
the internal organization. 09:30 

045: 10.13.1975 Conrad, MT 

Unidentified object followed by Pondera County Deputy and object 
then follows the Deputy. Two recordings compiled. First, 
notification from the Pondera County Sheriff's Office and then 
an interview with the deputy. 13:42 

046: 10.16.1975 KIRO Radio's, Brooks Buford, gives Robert 
Gribble news coming over the Associated Press wires reporting 
animal mutilations (MUTES) and a UFO Cult near Fox Lake, IL. 
06:04 

047: 10.23.1975 Eatonville, WA 



Horshoe-shaped object with red and bluish-green lights, 
interferes with a woman's car. 09:30 

048: 10.23.1975 Spokane, WA 

Object follows car and two planes appear to chase the object. 
Vehicle Interference and spatial distortion reported. This is a 
compilation of three recordings. First, Kitsap County Sheriff s 
Department notifies the Center. Second, a phone interview with 
one of two primary witnesses the same night. Third is another 
phone interview with both witnesses by Gribble and Jacob 
Davidson on 11.01.1975. 56:46 

049: 11.01.1975 Clear Water Junction, MT 

Domed disc shines a light onto a tanker truck causing it to 
stop. Two encounters by witness. Possible Abduction. 13:07 

050: 11.08.1975 Columbia Falls, MT 

Tanker truck driver in transit in Arizona, encounters a disc- 
shaped UFO that stops his truck. Possible abduction. 13:00 

Travis Walton Abduction in the Apache-Sitgreaves National 
Forest, AZ . November 6, 1975. 

51-58 are the earliest calls recorded dealing with the Walton 
Incident. 

051: 11.08.1975 Taylor AZ 

Notification of the abduction by a friend of Travis Walton's 
brother. 07:00 

052: 11.08.1975 

Jerry Phillips reports to Gribble about his conversation with 
the Taylor, AZ Town Marshall regarding the abduction. 04:00 

053: 11.09.1975 Snowflake, AZ 

Ralph Anderson, Travis Walton's brother at 11:21 AM 12:15 

054: 11.09.1975 

Jerry Phillips and Robert Gribble discuss the investigations 
progress at 6:00 PM 09:06 

055: 11.11.1975 

Jerry Phillips and Robert Gribble discuss investigation progress 
at 10:15 AM. 02:45 

056: 11.11.1975 Snowflake, AZ 



Ralph Anderson at 5:44 PM. 09:19 

057: 11.13.1975 Snowflake, AZ 

Ralph Anderson at 8:15 PM. 08:13 

058: 11.15.1975 Taylor, AZ 

Friend of Travis Walton's brother at 12:47 PM. 12:47 

059: 11.09.1975 Fairview, MT 

Senior Patrolman Pete Kuinnell notifies the Center of a UFO he 
witnessed chasing Rick Haralson's vehicle for 23 miles at 120 
mph. This is a compilation of three recordings. First, 
Kuinnell 's notification of incident. Second, phone interview 
with Kuinnell later that day and Third, a phone interview with 
Rick Haralson on 11.10.1975. 25:35 

060: 11.20.1975 Near Merced, CA 

Woman driving on 1-5 suddenly finds herself in the middle of a 
farm field with bruises on her body and her glasses broken. 
Possible abduction. Poor Recording. 16:30 

061: 11.24.1975 Seattle, WA 

Football field sized, black object with alternating lights, 
silently passes near a man and then changes course to fly under 
an airplane. 05:46 

062: 11.29.1975 Seattle, WA 

Flame-like ball gives off smaller objects. Appeared like a 
meteor in reverse. As the object ejects the smaller objects, it 
appears to lessen in size. 04:12 

063: 12.07.1975 Idaho Falls, ID 

Domed disc with light, door and two windows, circle over two 
girls. Object gave off a beeping sound. Two recordings. Second 
on 12.14.1975 with mother and other witness. 14:24 

064: 12.14.1975 Near Susanville, CA 

Rick Bakker and friend Bruce encounter a glowing object with 
blue & red rotating lights. Object follows their truck. Sheriff 
also sees object and takes a photograph. Poor recording. 18:44 

065: 12.18.1975 Near Hillsboro, OR 

Pilot solves own UFO sighting. 03:44 



066: 12.31.1975 Sandpoint, ID 

Bright object with a "v" on the bottom and a red light on top, 
is observed by a Sheriff's Deputy, city Police Officer and the 
County Commissioner. Poor recording. 01:44 

067: 12.31.1975 West Seattle Bay 

14 objects descend and float on the water of the bay between 
Vashon and Maury Islands. At first observation of the lights, 
they were hanging in the sky and foot steps could be heard on 
the roof of the building. 27:06 



NUFORC 1976 

068: 01.04.1976 Fort Ord, CA 

Flying Triangle observed for 30 minutes. 08:15 

069: 01.16.1976 Salem, OR 

Bright light observed and loud humming sound heard on 
consecutive nights. 04:12 

070: 02.01.1976 Eureka, UT 

Half triangle, half round object, follows man in his car. Object 
causes vehicle interference and physical effects on driver. 
Recorded 02.06.29.1976. 11:16 

071: 02.06.1976 Olympia, WA 

Huge oblong object, launching smaller objects, is observed by a 
woman driving. Several of the small objects follow her home. 
Multiple witnesses with secondary events. 16:00 

072 02.06.1976 Richmond Beach, WA 

Multicolored lighted object, ejecting smaller objects with 
tails, is observed by a woman and her husband. The object 
interferes with television set. 11:52 

073: 02.24.1976 Biggs AFB, CA 

Multiple witnesses report UFO activity over the base. 02:48 

074: 02.29.1976 Broadus, MT 

Huge, red object observed at close range by multiple witnesses, 
one a pilot. This compilation contains two recordings. First, 
notification to Gribble from the Montana Highway Patrol and 
second, interviews with several witnesses. 07:52 

075: 03.08.1976 Lowry AFB, CO 

Entire shift of Security Police observed two objects at the 
base. The objects were being tracked on base radar, Buckley Air 
National Guard radar and Stapleton airport. Aircraft sent up to 
investigate. 01:20 

076: 03.25.1976 Odessa, WA 

Flying triangle, with windows, hovers over a car. Compiled 
recordings. First, notification from Odessa Police Department. 
Second, interview with witness and third, another witness 
interview . 22:15 



077: 03.28.1976 Auburn, WA 

Mysterious beeping sound, lasting up to 4 hours and sparks of 
light, cause consternation in Auburn. Recording of two 
witnesses. 05:00 

078: 04.06.1976 Kirkland, WA 

Ex-Navy pilot reports 6 to 8 red lights and 3 blue lights 
maneuvering north and south of the city at Juanita Bay. Multiple 
witnesses. 14:25 

079: 05.31.1976 Rupert, ID 

Southern Idaho Astronomical Association offers support to the 
UFO Reporting Center. An example of the vastness in resource 
assistance Gribble was to build up over a twenty year period. 
02:36 

080: 06.02.1976 Oakdale, CA 

Glowing object, with two lights attached, maneuvers around the 
area. 16:10 

081: 06.02.1976 Kemmer, WY 

Police officer reports observing a metallic, triangular craft, 
at close range. Multiple witnesses. Audio ends abruptly as 
recorded. 03:01 

082: 06.04.1976 John Day, OR 

Police report a man claiming to have been abducted by entities, 
with four-inch black eyes and left in an empty parking lot. 
Compilation of three recordings. First, notification of incident 
by police and conversation with alleged abductee, call to John 
Day Police Department by Gribble and finally an interview with 
police officer involved. 23:26 

083: 06.10.1976 Libby, MT 

Report on large footprints seen in snow in 1971. Bigfoot? 08:18 

084: 06.10.1976 Trinity Center, CA 

Trinity County Sheriff's Department reports a caller observed a 
spherical-shaped object plunge into Lake Trinity. Call recorded 
on 06.15.1976. 01:30 

085: 06.19.1976 Stockton, CA 

Man observes four discs landing. One with occupants. This is one 
of those cases most researchers could certainly do without. This 
track and track 15 are very important. Pay particular attention 



to how Gribble remains non- judgmental or noncommittal to whether 
or not the caller is, or isn't stable and continues collecting 
the data. 09:59 

086: 06.25.1976 Cave Junction, OR 

A large, stationary, red glowing ball near the ground is 
observed. Animal reactions and malfunctioning telephone. 14:10 

087: 06.27.1976 Tehama County, CA 

Two men report seeing a large oblong object with several smaller 
craft around it. Tehama Sheriff s Department notifies the 
Center. Tape ends suddenly. 02:28 

088: 06.30.1976 Riverside, CA 

Military helicopter hovers over area that a large, glowing 
object descended about 20 minutes earlier. Multiple Witnesses. 
07:12 

089: 07.06.1976 Roy, UT 

Huge disc hovers over a wheat field, lighting it up and humming, 
searches the area. Object then does a vertical climb at high 
speed and disappears. Multiple witnesses and huge animal 
reactions. Two recordings from witnesses who observed the object 
from different viewpoints. Police reported that three other 
witnesses to the event. 12:26 

090: 07.10.1976 East Layton, UT 

Police officer observes an oblong object the size of an 
airliner, passing over the city. 03:46 

091: 07.10.1976 Davis Creek, CA 

Glowing domed disc descends vertically from the sky, does a 90 
deg. left turn and lands in a valley. Multiple witnesses. Event 
over several days. Animal reaction is extreme. Also talk of 
cattle mutilation and Bigfoot. 19:16 

092: 07.11.1976 Yosemite National Park 

Glowing object approaches truck load of people. 07:41 

093: 07.12.1976 Coeur d'Alene, ID 

Four Police Officers observe tear drop-shaped object. 06:10 

094: 07.18.1976 Spokane, WA 

Disc-shaped craft reflecting sunlight, splits in two and 
disappears. 05:09 



095: 07.24.1976 Lamont, WA 

Brown object hovers 15' over patio where a mother and daughter 
are sleeping. The object emits a noise and an electrical charge 
from the object shocks the woman's daughter. 12:42 

096: 07.28.1976 Caldwell, ID 

Square-shaped orange object hovers over a car, bathing the 
driver and road in light, then takes off. 09:34 

097: 07.31.1976 Brisbee, AZ 

FAA official reports observing a greenish, disc-like object 
traveling at 3K mph. Object maneuvered like a "bee." Incident 
happened about mid-May. 06:08 

098: 07.31.1976 Malaga, WA 

Two reddish/green, spinning lights, observed maneuvering over 
several hours. One of the objects hovers above Rocky Beach Dam. 
15:02 

099: 07.31.1976 Eugene, OR 

Six witnesses observe a shaft of light emit a ball-shaped 
object. This object launched another object that disappeared. 
The launched object returns and disappears into the ball-shaped 
object. 05:34 

100: 08.01.1976 Seattle, WA 

Small aircraft over Puget Sound is circled by a small red 
object. 05:51 

101: 08.05.1976 Pine Bluffs, WA 

Chief of Police reports a week of strange helicopter activity. 

02:38 

102: 08.11.1976 Flathead, CO 

Several police observe a large glowing object emitting rays of 
light from the bottom. This case has three recordings compiled. 
First, notification of UFO activity in the area from the Lincoln 
County, MT Sheriff's Department, who was monitoring the 
activity. Second, Flathead, CO Police Dispatcher talks to 
Gribble. Finally, Gribble interviews one of the police officers. 
10:12 

103: 08.23.1976 Anatomy of a Bolide 

Multi-state witness statements. 36:55 



104: 08.26.1976 Portland, OR 

FAA notifies the Center of a silver object, tracked on multiple 
radar (FAA/ARTC in Auburn) radar and with a military plane 
heading toward the object near Mt. Rainier. 01:36 

105: 08.26.1976 Richmond, CO 

Gribble received a cattle mutilation report to turn over to 
Jacob Davidson. 00:57 

106: 08.29.1976 Lynwood, CA 

Silver, bullet-shaped object, slowly rises upward as it 
separates and then reattaches itself back into shape. 06:54 

107: 08.31.1976 Altadena, CA 

Reddish/green object hovering over the Jet Propulsion Laboratory 
site. Helicopter with searchlight under it and illuminating the 
object. Object disappears and helicopter tries to locate the 
object again. 07:18 

108: 08.31.1976 Pt. Mugu Naval Station, CA over Airfield 

Gray, blimp-like object slowly hovering and moving over the 
airfield. Two recordings. First, report to Center from Ventura 
County Sheriff's Department and second, interview with one of 
the multiple witnesses to the event. 06:22 

109: 08.31.1976 Burns Lake, British Columbia, Canada 

Large gray object shoots shafts of light onto a car. Object as 
large as a fuselage of a 747 and made no noise. 17:40 

110: 09.06.1976 Anatomy of Soviet Rocket Body Re-Entry. 

35:12 

Following Recordings are the First Notification of the Case 
Prior to Formal Investigation 

Bill Pecha, Jr. Encounter at Colusa, CA September 10, 1976. 

Ill: 09.10.1976 Colusa, CA Bill Pecha, Jr. and his family 
observe three objects. One of the objects is focusing a light on 
electrical transformers and the air around it, is electrified, 
causing Pecha to feel the charge. The objects follow Pecha and 
his family in their truck. This is a compilation of two 
recordings. First, Colusa Police Department calls the Center and 
Gribble talks to Pecha and second, a part-time police 
dispatcher, Elaine McGowan also observes the object, which was 
giving off a humming sound. 19:08 

112: 09.13.1976 Everett, WA 



Unseen object, high over the water, releasing multiple beams of 
white light in all directions. 04:32 

113: 09.18.1976 Evergreen, MT 

Large circular object, with colored lights rotating around the 
perimeter, remains stationary 25' over a power station. Multiple 
witnesses viewed object from 300' away. 11:28 

114: 09.18.1976 Kalispell, MT 

A large and small glowing object, merge. 08:36 

115: 09.19.1976 Boulder City, NV 

Three objects with colored lights. One object hovering over 
Hoover Dam. 05:16 

116: 09.20.1976 Cauldwell, ID 

Metallic, oblong object with 4 vertical windows, passes over a 
car. This is a compilation of two recordings. First, witness 
describes the incident and second, a Cauldwell police officer 
reports sighting the same object. 19:34 

117: 09.24.1976 Yuba City, CA 

Object approaches car. Witnesses observe the light become a 
structured craft with struts between two platforms. On a 
protrusion from the barrel-shaped object was an illuminated 
letter, "U," and windows. 27:04 

118: 09.27.1976 Portland, OR 

25 foot, circular impressions in swamp (sweet) grass in early 
May, 1976. Reporting is an Aerial Phenomena Research 
Organization (APRO) member. 10:16 

119: 10.05.1976 Pacifica, CA 

Bright orange, rectangular object, observed over the ocean and 
possibly the object was protruding from the water. Secondary 
phenomena. 07:14 

120: 10.09.1976 Albuquerque, NM 

Three yellowish-colored, disc-shaped objects, over flew the 
base. Multiple witnesses. 05:30 

121: 10.10.1976 San Diego, CA 

San Diego County Sheriff's Deputies describe two objects they 
observed while on patrol. One of the objects was cylindrical in 



shape with a bright white light in it's center. At each end of 
the object was rings releasing multicolored flashes of light. 
Object disappears at extremely high speed. 08:16 

122: 10.11.1976 Gearheart, OR 

Bright lighted object at low altitude over the ocean. 
Compilation of three recordings. First, Police Chief notifies 
Center on 10.13.76. Second, Police Chief plays for Gribble his 
recorded interview with the witness and third, witness 
interviewed by Gribble on 10.13.76. 12:28 

123: 10.13.1976 Seattle, WA 

Large object hovers over woman's house, emitting a vibrating hum 
that increased in intensity. Object had a cluster of 
multicolored lights on the bottom. Object disappears instantly. 
08:48 

124: 10.16.1976 Oxnard, CA 

Metallic disc-like object appears to lift off of ground and 
comes within a few feet of colliding with a car. Two recordings 
compiled. First, notification of incident from Oxnard Police 
Department and second, interview with primary witness. 07:26 

125: 10.20.1976 Snyder, NB 

Police Officer and Sheriff's Deputy observe a triangular-shaped 
object at low altitude, move West to East and then hover. Object 
remained stationary for awhile and then proceeded E to W. 02:28 

126: 10.21.1976 Lyle, WA 

Bright white light, near ground alongside the Columbia river, 
casts flashes of light that are reflected on the river. 06:18 

127: 10.23.1976 Hayward, CA 

Disc with rotating, vertical, oblong lights and a red dome on 
top. Local airport said it was a Cessna pulling a banner...only 
problem? Observation of object was at 11:00 PM. 12:08 

128: 10.29.1976 Covina, CA 

Silver disc with gold colored lights, hovers low over the road 
by witness's car, then follows car a short distance. 11:14 

129: 11.01.1976 San Angelo, TX 

Bright object hovers over top of mountain and illuminates 
surface of the ground. This is followed by a massively loud 
noise lasted several minutes. 05:20 



130: 11.01.1976 Oak Harbor, WA 

Circular object with blue lights and dome on top almost collides 
with a car. A classic case with vehicle interference and 
continued phenomena for several days, including massive animal 
reactions and deaths. Multiple witnesses. This is a compilation 
of three calls. First and second are from the first primary 
witness and the third, an interview with the second primary 
witness. 23:50 

131: 11.12.1976 Rock Springs, WY 

Report of strange object illuminating ground with a bright 
light. Three recordings. First is the FAA Flight Service Station 
reporting object to Center. Second & Third is the Dep. Sheriff 
who describes the incident and fourth, a WY Highway Patrolman 
who observed the object with the Deputy Sheriff. 17:04 

132: 11.17.1976 Simi, CA 

Egg-shaped object stationary next to cloud. Witness's car radio 
is overtaken by a clear, continuous beeping sound. 07:15 

133: 11.27.1976 Milbank, SD 

Saucer-shaped object with two protrusions having white lights 
attached, appears to settle down onto the ground. Witnesses are 
former police officers. 06:19 

134: 11.27.1976 Reno, NV 

Possible abduction scenario in the summer of 1974 is reported to 
the Center. 13:16 

135: 11.28.1976 Tyler, TX 

Triangular object hovers over car. 05:22 

136: 11.29.1976 Ft. Worth, TX 

Large, bright object hovers over neighbors house. Neighbor 
reports her living room became bathed in light and her 
television malfunctioned. 10:16 

137: 11.30.1976 Lovelock, NV 

Large object hovers over highway for 15 minutes before taking 
off and exploding over a mountain. Three recordings. First, 
Lovelock Highway Patrol. Second, Elko Police Department and 
Third, interview with law enforcement officer who talked to 
multiple witnesses. 10:14 

138: 12.04.1976 Alamogordo, NM 



Two bright objects buzzing over the city. 04:40 

139: 12.05.1976 Ft. Worth, TX 

Large bright object hovers over neighbors house. Witness 
suffered eye problem and object bathed room in light. See No. 69 
above. Same object observed a week earlier in a different part 
of Ft. Worth. 10:45 

Idaho State Police Trooper Dennis Abrams Encounter of December 
8, 1976 at Soda Springs, ID. This case was covered in a 1977 
issue of International UFO Reporter. 

140: Abrams, near Wood Canyon, observes an object trailing 
sparks and appears to explode. Thinking an aircraft went down, 
Abrams went to investigate. As he approached the area he 
encountered a luminous object with a sparkling halo about 60' in 
front of him behind some trees. The object hovered and then took 
off and was spotted by another State Trooper. Recording ends 
abruptly. 12:00 

141: 12.16.1976 Medford, OR 

Football shaped object passes through fog and moving slowly like 
a fish swimming in water. Object was approximately 150' off the 
ground and made no noise as it rotated. 08:29 

142: 12.20.1976 Gresham, OR 

Large bright object emits a beam of blue light across the sky 
and then disappears leaving a smoking trail. 05:54 

143: 12.20.1976 Milbank, SD 

See #66 above. Sightings continue. Large object approaches to 
within 50' of the house. Dog dies. Witnesses feel ill. Multiple 
witness events, including law enforcement. 20:00 

Emory Masterson CE 111 Encounter at Tucumcari, NM at White Point 
on November 18/19, 1976 

144: Lost while on a hunting trip, Masterson encounters four 
objects on the ground and four objects landing. Above the 
objects was a large object, which used light to search and 
communicate with the other objects and project images onto the 
clouds. Masterson observes these objects throughout the night. 
Incident reported to the Center on 12.21.1976. Investigation 
turned over to the Aerial Phenomena Research Organization (APRO) 
by Gribble. Two recordings compiled. First, Mrs. Masterson 
notifies the Center and Second, Gribble interviews Masterson. 
55:05 

145: 12.24.1976 Glendora, CA 



Private pilot reports three arrow-shaped objects flying in 
formation and disappearing at high speed. 03:38 

146: 12.28.1976 McMinnville, OR 

Witness observes large bright object maneuvering in a circular 
path and pursued by several military aircraft. Object evades 
aircraft. Two recordings. First, notification of event by 
McMinnville newspaperman and second, interview with witness. 
09:56 

147: 12.31.1976 St. Maries, ID 

Bright object hovers over car. 12:41 



NUFORC 1977 

148: 01.02.1977 Logan, UT 

Large round light emits a beam to the ground. Multiple 
witnesses. Two recordings. First, notification of event by Cash 
County Sheriff s Office and second, phone interview with one of 
the primary witnesses. 05:51 

149: 01.03.1977 Novato, CA 

Small cluster of lights on a square object is observed by 
multiple witnesses. Two recordings. First, notification of 
incident by an Air Traffic Controller at Oakland, CA FAA and 
second, interview with a primary witness, a Chief Petty Officer 
at Hamilton AFB, CA. 07:30 

150: 01.04.1977 Hailey, ID 

Sheriff's deputy observes a bright light zigzagging over the 
mountains. Two recordings. First, dispatcher from Hailey 
Sheriff's Office reporting a caller observing the light and 
second, a telephone call from the Deputy Sheriff who also 
observed the object. 06:19 

151: 01.08.1977 Arlington, WA 

Report of two discs with domes on top and bottom, flashing red, 
green and gold lights while playing tag, are observed for over 4 
hours. 09:31 

152: 01.08.1977 Grayland, WA 

Red object over ocean illuminates the beach at Gray Habor. Local 
Coast Guard investigates, but cannot figure out what is 
happening. Object observed over several days. 06:54 

153: 01.09.1977 Bellevue, ID 

Car bathed in red light three times by an object emitting a 
whirling sound. CB radio interference and animal reaction. 
Witness was physically affected by the object as it heated up 
the interior of the vehicle. Note: This is an important 
scientific case, since no object was seen by the witness, thus 
displaying some of the same experiences reported by other 
witnesses who actually observed an object during their 
experience - WC. 10:49 

154: 01.19.1977 Center, ND 

Deputy Sheriff calls in his own sighting of a large glowing 
object. 05:16 

155: 01.22.1977 Redmond, WA 



Object observed lighting up tops of trees and the clouds. 04:28 

156: 01.31.1977 Portland, OR 

Metallic disc with stationary lights, descends rapidly to tree 
top level and maneuvers around, before departing at a high rate 
of speed. 09:44 

157: 02.09.1977 Bothell, WA 

Police HU3H Helicopter on routine flight encounters a luminous, 
egg-shaped object, that maneuvers around the helicopter, causing 
instrumentation to go haywire. 07:28 

158: 02.17.1977 Lakewood, CO 

L-shaped object with lights swoops down and begins spinning. It 
follows a car. 07:48 

159: 02.19.1977 Sacramento, CA 

Two pyramid-type and translucent objects, sporting read rotating 
lights and traveling parallel to each other, maneuver 
approximately 25' over three witnesses. 05:09 

160: 02.09.1977 Phoenix, AZ 

Large object with blue lights and dome, swoops down in front of 
a car affecting the speedometer, then paces the car and 
eventually lands or disappears. 14:20 

161: 02.20.1977 Houston, TX 

When a UFO isn't a UFO, but a gigantic piece of something, 
passing slowly and silently overhead and onto the horizon. A 
unique sighting. 06:54 

162: 02.21.1977 Houston, TX 

When a UFO is heard, but not seen, over a texas barn. 03:12 

163: 02.26.1977 Santa Barbara, CA 

UFO crosses over three hikers and lands. A red object comes out 
of the top and begins to scan the ground. 08:37 

164: 02.27.1977 Kalispell, MT 

Translucent, spherical, saturn-like object with sparkling lights 
inside, is observed by a retired civil engineer. 07:05 

165: 03.02.1977 Needles, CA 



Highway Patrolman chases bright object at over 100 mph. Object 
interferes with radio traffic and lit up the ground. Object also 
observed by incoming pilot at Daggett, CA and several other 
Highway Patrol officers also observed the object. Three 
recordings. First, FAA notification to Center. Second, Daggett 
Dispatcher and Third, witness. 16:24 

166: 03.08.1977 Valley City, ND 

Sheriff reports that a North Dakota State Senator and wife were 
chased by two UFOs . 01:25 

167: 03.09.1977 Alamosa, CO 

Pilot of a Piper Cherokee 235 flying over La Veta Pass, 
encounters a large (approx. size of DC3), metallic stainless 
steel colored, elongated spherical object. Object paces aircraft 
and then comes within 50' of his right wing. Pilot banked hard 
to avoid collision. Three recordings. First, notification from 
Alamosa FAA/FSS, second an interview of pilot by Center and 
last, Center notifies FAA/FSS at Alamosa of details. 14:11 

168: 03.13.1977 Pleasanton, CA 

Weatherman his wife and son, observe a huge triangular object. 
Object emits bluish-green and red lights flashing along its 
leading edge. 08:55 

169: 03.13.1977 Santa Barbara, CA 

7 silver discs appear over traffic. Two of the discs were larger 
than the others and none of the discs made a sound. The objects 
hovered and swayed. 2 objects over the ocean, three over the 
freeway and two off to the right of the freeway. All the objects 
disappeared simultaneously. 14:32 

Police Pilots Reports of UFO Activity Over Long Beach, 
Huntingtion Beach, Santa Ana, Los Angeles County and Stockton, 
CA on March 22, 1977 

Two UFOs Running Parallel over Several Counties Sighted by 
Police Pilots 

170: Series of 8 recordings. First, Center receives call from 
pilots of a police plane near Long Beach, CA. Second, 2 
Huntington Beach helicopter pilots. Third, Santa Barbara Police 
Dept. calls the Center. Fourth, second Huntington Beach 
helicopter pilot interview. Fifth, Los Angeles County Sheriff's 
Dept. calls the Center. Sixth, call from Stocton, CA TV station 
KCRA. Seventh, Center interviews pilots. 58:36 

171: 03.22.1977 Colusa, CA 

Man and wife observe a metallic disc, with blue lights behind 



windows, passing over their goat farm. 10:46 

172: 03.26.1977 Everett, WA 

Cattle Mutilation. Two phone calls between Robert Gribble and 
Everett Police Dispatcher, Jerry Philips. Discussion primarily 
of an ongoing investigation by the Center and the results of the 
trip. Also discussed several Big Foot encounters that had been 
reported to the Everett Police Department and a couple of short 
UFO sightings. An insight into the workings of the Phenomena 
Research Reporting Center. 19:48 

173: 03.26.1977 Covina, CA 

Report of a flat, circular object, with one red and one white, 
flashing lights passing over the heads of several witness. Three 
recordings. First, witness calls Center. Second, KNXT-TV Los 
Angeles, calls the Center asking for information and Third, 
witness calls Center with more information. 05:10 

174: 03.29.1977 Galveston, TX 

Orangish-brown object observed through telescope. Object 
explodes and the pieces continue upward out of sight. A unique 
sighting. 01:50 

175: 04.01.1977 Little Rock, AR 

Two objects sighted on 03.22.77. First object pulsated red to 
green and the second object, near between the trees and 
witness's car was a round, yellow sphere that hovered. 28:06 

176: 04.03.1977 San Ramon, CA 

Red object, shooting of light rays, bathes a family's backyard 
and causes their dogs to react. 04:04 

177: 04.05.1977 Victoria, TX 

Disc with dome and 3 lights (red, green and white) revolving 
around it is observed shooting off sparks. 05:00 

178: 04.06.1977 Palm Springs, CA 

American Press Investigative Journalist calls the Center as over 
250 people, including the reporter, observe a 30' long object 
with 3 evenly spaced flashing lights, maneuvers around the city 
at a height of about 600'. Reporter is desperate to explain the 
object as he is scheduled to go on the air in less than a half 
an hour. Robert Gribble tries to help him out because the Air 
Force, etc., won't comment on it to him. 14:14 

179: 04.13.1977 Ottumwa, IA 



Extremely bright light traversing slowly and disappears at the 
horizon. 05:50 

180: 04.15.1977 Snohomish, WA 

UFO Landing and Dog Mutilation. Three recordings. First, call 
from witness who observed an lighted object on the ground above 
a gravel pit. At this location was found a doberman pincher dog, 
cut cleanly in half, intestines stacked neatly beside it, no 
blood traces and internal organs missing. Second, Jerry Philips 
to Gribble relating his visitation of the site and Third, 
another investigator reports his findings of the landing site 
with trace markings (holes in ground and flattened surface). 
Both of these calls were received at the Center on 04.16.1977. 
14:22 

181: 04.17.1977 Anchorage, AK 

Pilots of Northwest Flight 6 from Toyko to Anchorage, observe a 
large orange object pass above them. Series of three recordings. 
First, FAA Duty Officer notifies the Center. Second, Northwest 
Airlines Public Information Office calls the Center. Third, 
Gribble talks to the Air Traffic Controller who manned the 
scope. 21:43 

182: 04.22.1977 Colusa, CA 

Large "Astrodome" like glowing object is observed. Interference 
with television, etc. This is a witness who reported an earlier 
sighting in 1976. Example of people who have multiple 
encounters. 05:54 

183: 04.23.1977 Corrales, NM 

Crescent, moon-like object observed as a couple are in their 
car. Object changes shape as they get closer. 04:19 

184: 04.24.1977 Garden Grove, CA 

Armada of 12 triangular objects pass near a drive-in theater. 
Two witnesses observe slowly move away, while one maintains a 
hover over nearby trees. Objects had four lights. Four lights on 
each object. 05:59 

185: 04.25.1977 Springfield, IL 

Pilot, driving his car, passes near an oval-shaped craft, 
casting a grayish/blue hue. Object caused turbulence, that 
rocked and bounced the car, affecting the steering. Object gave 
off no sound. 15:17 

186: 04.27.1977 East Hazelcrest, IL 

Disc with red and white lights and as big as a house, is 



observed by multiple witnesses. 03:38 

187: 04.28.1977 Bennington, OK 

Disc with red and white lights, meander over the town. Object 
leaves and returns while the telephone call is in progress. Two 
recordings. First, notification from civilian witness and Town 
Marshall and second, call to Center to report object's return. 
13:42 

188: 04.28.1977 Baton Rouge, LA 

Object with a red light, traverses horizon to horizon in under 
two minutes. 03:56 

189: 05.01.1977 Port Jefferson Station, NY 

Domed object with 6 windows hovers over trees and then pursues 
two witnesses. 09:11 

190: 05.01.1977 Oakland, CA 

Long, thin silver object with white and blue lights, hovers over 
the tops of trees. 03:55 

191: 05.02.1977 Grand Rapids, MI 

Objects in V formation. 06:41 

192: 05.02.1977 Seattle, WA 

Three solid objects with greenish glow and running parallel to 
each other, descends down toward the harbor. 04:50 

193: 05.02.1977 Cleveland, OH 

Witnesses observe a bluish, football-shaped object and touches 
it. Describes it as feeling like "vibrating water." Object gave 
off a very low turbine-like sound and had a faint odor of 
acetylene. Witnesses first thought the object was going to 
crash. Note: An extremely rare event for a witness to a UFO to 
actually touch it. Listener should note that witness is 
attempting to describe the incident while still experiencing 
disbelief, etc. 17:33 

194: 05.03.1977 Fremont, CA 

Call from Oakland Air Traffic Control asking the Center for 
literature due to fact that pilots and others report UFOs to 
them. Although not a UFO report, this call is an example of the 
influence Robert Gribble ' s National UFO Reporting Center was 
having within professional circles. It allowed governmental 
departments a place to report, since the disbanding of Project 
Blue Book. 01:24 



195: 05.04.1977 St. Louis, MO 

Incident from November, 1971 is related by a witness who, along 
with 50 classmates, observed aliens on a platform. 
Communications with these beings has been on-going. 04:33 

196: 05.04.1977 Downey, CA 

Saturn-type object hovers directly over children on the 
playground at school. Massive vibration felt in immediate area. 
11:33 

197: 05.07.1977 Ferndale, WA 

Hexagonal object with flashing lights and emitting a loud 
buzzing sound, hovers near two witnesses and emits a an orangish 
cone of light toward the ground. Two recordings. First, 
notification from the police department and second, interview 
with one of the primary witnesses. 10:53 

198: 05.09.1977 Ottawa & Paola, KS 

Franklin County and Miami County Sheriff Departments, scramble 
over the planet Venus. 07:40 

199: 05.13.1977 Jekyl Island, GA 

Two witnesses driving, observed 20-30 wing-like objects with no 
fuselage showing. They drove their car under the objects, which 
were hovering over the road. 08:31 

200: 05.13.1977 Seymour, TX 

Orange ball of fire descends low over Lake Kemp then fades, 
while appearing to expel something. Three recordings. First, 
notification of incident by Baylor County Sheriff. Second, first 
witness interview and third, second witness interview. 11:51 

201: 05.14.1977 Harriburg, PA 

A sphere, giving off a whirring noise, with landing pods and a 
window, pass over the treetops and disappeared in the distance. 
Multiple witnesses. Three recordings. First, notification of 
incident from Harriburg FAA office. Second, notification of 
incident by Harriburg Police and third, two witness statements. 
12:43 

202: 05.17.1977 Encinitas, CA 

Disc comes down behind a school and into a small canyon. An hour 
later it comes out of the canyon, hovers a few feet from 15 
school children and a teacher, then zigzags around the school 
before taking off straight up. Witnesses reported "people with 



masks on" behind the windows of the object. Note: This Daylight 
case comes on the heels of No. 196 above. 12:02 

203: 05.18.1977 Muscatine, IA 

Pulsating reddish light doing erratic maneuvers. I was astounded 
to find this report in the NUFORC records because I knew the 
witness when I lived in Muscatine and he said nothing about this 
to me. Small world, indeed. 03:05 

204: 05.19.1977 Newman, CA 

Two police officers report a triangular object with red and blue 
lights hovering next to the PGE power generating plant. Officers 
within 60' of object before it took off at a high rate of speed. 
06:16 

205: 05.25.1977 Hazelhurst, GA 

Pilot, observing from the ground, sees a silver oblong object 
with small swept wings, ascend from the ground in a vertical 
path and leaving a smoke trail. Object then makes a 90 degree 
turn and speeds off in level flight leaving the same smoking 
trail. Multiple witnesses. 07:36 

206 05.28.1977 Greenville, IN 

A group of radio operators talking on Citizen Side Band radios, 
overhear a conversation between four "starships" and a "Mother 
ship" in the background. One of the objects was over Evanston, 
IN. 05:36 

207: 05.28.1977 Near Ft. Dicks, CA 

Driver observes two pale green objects. Objects pace car and 
slowly elevates it off the road. 13:16 

208: 05.29.1977 Erie, PA 

Red, domed disc is observed hovering over the lake. Multiple 
witnesses. 03:06 

209: 06.04.1977 San Francisco Bay near Angel Island, CA 

Large object with four smaller objects near it is observed. 
Large object descends into San Francisco Bay near Angel Island. 
08:51 

210: 06.12.1977 Castle Rock, WA 

Bright light with a burning tail is observed. Object leaves a 
black trail as it explodes. Two recordings. First, Cowlitz 
County Sheriff's Department notifies the Center. Second, 
interview with one of the witnesses. 09:17 



211: 06.12.1977 Englewood, CO 

Multiple witness CE 111 case. Hunters observe four lights. One, 
in a half -sphere shape, had an entity on it. Entity chased 
hunters and shots were fired at the entity. 09:39 

212: 06.13.1977 Boulder, CO 

Physicist reports sighting four objects in loose formation on a 
horizontal flight path. He is flummoxed by the sighting as he 
didn't believe in UFOs . A perfect illustration of the 
phenomena's effect on the scientific mindset when confronted 
with the reality of the phenomenon. 05:06 

213: 06.16.1977 Altus AFB, OK 

Altus, OK police officer observe 4 objects traveling at great 
speed. Objects pass approximately 300-500 feet over the base and 
two Air Force Police sentries observe the objects. Objects are 
not painted on base radar. 05:32 

214: 06.26.1977 Mt. Vernon, OH 

Police Officers Will Schoonover and Lee Black observe a 
metallic, oblong object, that reflected sunlight and twirled in 
the air. Object hovered over the Continental Diversified 
Industries smoke stack before it rose into the clouds. News 
accounts were published in the Mt. Vernon paper, The News on 
June 27, 1977. 06:21 

215: 06.30.1977 LaVerne, OK 

Police Chief and a civilian witness observe a diamond-shaped 
object with a red light, slowly maneuvering around the edge of 
town . 06:07 

216: 07.11.1977 Fresno, CA 

Round object with red lights and giving off a humming sound, 
approach witnesses. Animal reaction and physical effects 
reported. 17:03 

217: 07.13.1977 Lancaster, PA 

Orange objects appear to aerial dog-fight and sent tracers 
between them. Two recordings. First, notification of event by 
FAA and second, interview with witness. 11:02 

218: 07.13.1977 Duke, OK 

Town Marshall observes an oblong object with three lights. Two 
recordings. First, notification by Altus Sheriff Department and 
two, interview with the Marshall. Recording ends abruptly. 



05:34 

219: 07.14.1977 Newman, CA 

Police officer observes a large, cigar-shaped object, flying 
over two private aircraft near the Pacific Gas & Electric plant. 
Object had fins on both ends. 07:12 

220: 07.20.1977 Lake Saratoga, NY 

Incident from 08.20.1974. Call received from Air Traffic 
Controller who relates his notes taken during the incident. Four 
objects tracked on radar over the Lake while multiple state 
troopers observe the objects from different locations around the 
lake. One object tracked at 3500 mph and objects observed 
splitting into smaller objects. Objects also observed by USAF 
pilot flying over the area during the incident. This case was 
reported locally and in the 05.06.1975 issue of the National 
Inquirer. 24:53 

221: 07.22.1977 Bloomf ield, CT 

Object with flames coming out of top and having landing lights, 
is observed descending and coming to a hover, then backs up. 
03:41 

222: 07.25.1977 Jacksonville, FL Air Route Traffic Control 

Reports that other ATC and FAA facilities in the area are 
receiving reports of two objects ascending, trailing blue flame 
and ejecting an object from beneath. Local law enforcement also 
was observing the event. 02:02 

223: 08.03.1977 Near Condon, OR 

Red light maneuvers around aircraft. Multiple witnesses. Two 
recordings. First, notification from Condon, OR Chief of Police 
and second, interview of one of the witnesses. Recording ends 
abruptly. 12:04 

224: 08.12.1977 Near Sedro Woolley, WA 

CE-111. Object, making a sound, chases car, lands and departs. 
Multiple witnesses, vehicle interference and physical effects. 
Occupant of object observed. 09:28 

225: 08.14.1977 Minneapolis, MN 

Astronomer reports his observation of an unidentified flying 
object. 04:29 

226: 08.18.1977 Grand Rapids, MI 

Witnesses observe a USAF jet fighter enter a cloud bank. Seconds 



later a metallic disc came out of the cloud bank, followed by 
two USAF jet fighters. 04:33 

227: 08.20.1977 Belt Creek Canyon, MT 

Hairy creature observed by a Sergeant from Malstrom AFB and four 
others. Creature charged the group after they fired a warning 
shot. Reported to Center by Jerry Philips. 07:29 

228: 08.28.1977 Fort Wayne, IN 

Disc-shaped objects lands on a street in a heavily populated 
area. Multiple witnesses. Object gave off two different sounds 
and ejected another object before landing. 05:17 

229: 08.29.1977 Dodge County, NB 

Sheriff reports multiple objects being observed by deputies and 
citizens. One object landed. Series of four recordings with the 
Sheriff's Department in Fremont, NB. 07:02 

230: 09.08.1977 Maple Heights, OH 

Commercial airliner approaching Cleveland-Hopkins Airport, is 
followed by a silver disc-like object. Multiple witnesses. 
Airline traveling West followed by object. Object then changed 
to a northern course. 04:37 

231: 09.20.1977 Arvada, CO 

CE 111. Two witnesses observe a red, rectangular object, with a 
pulsating light and emitting a humming-type sound. Physical 
effects, vehicle interference and time distortion. 22:10 

232: 09.24.1977 Cortez , CO 

Frontier Airlines passenger plane passes under a large, orangish 
object. Multiple witnesses. 06:09 

233: 09.25.1977 14 Miles East of Amboy, CA 

Los Angeles County Sheriff Deputy observes 20-25 bright lights 
with pointed top, remaining stationary. 06:48 

234: 10.01.1977 150 Miles West of Santa Barbara, CA 

Pilots for IBM Corporation on a flight from Hawaii to Los 
Angeles, encounter an 80' Disc off the left side of the 
aircraft. Object had recessed lights of green, red and yellow. 
Skin of object wavered. Pilot reports that object paced their 
aircraft for approximately 10 minutes. Radar from both aircraft 
and ground did not paint a target from the object. 11:21 

235: 10.11.1977 Union City, CA 



Witness observes approximately 12 objects in clusters of three, 
emitting a white substance like spider webs. This is known in 
Ufology as Angel Hair. USAF jet aircraft approached the objects. 
This is a daylight sighting. 03:28 

236: 10.14.1977 Cantwell, MI 

Cone of light directed to ground. Eight foot creature spotted 
prior to event. Multiple witnesses. Light heated up skin on one 
of the witnesses. 07:58 

237: 10.20.1977 Between Panama and San Francisco at 43,000 
Feet 

Pilot and co-pilot of a Lear 35 jet encounter a huge object that 
paced their aircraft for 10-15 minutes. No radar returns. Object 
was 50' off the left side of the aircraft and the objects skin 
looked like porous foam rubber. 07:51 

238: 10.26.1977 Between Abilene and Dallas, TX at 15,000 
Feet 

This recording is important because it backs up the sighting of 
the following incident. In flight between Dyess AFB, TX toward 
Dallas at 15,000 feet, 1st Lt Seth C. Bryant and 1st Lt Choate, 
USAF observe a stationary, red glowing light. Static over 
headsets. NARCP Case 43. These pilots were in the same area as 
the military flight and gives the Center some background on the 
sighting, including the malfunctioning of their inboard radar 
system. Poor recording. 12:10 

239: 11.10.1977 Near Bloomf ield, NM 

Pregnant woman encounters a large, blue object, that makes a 
touchdown landing in front of her truck and then ascends. 
Vehicle interference, time displacement. Possible abduction. 
09:36 

240: 11.30.1977 Walnut Creek, CA 

Witness reports landing of a 50 foot, disc-shaped object, with 
four struts. 02:39 

241: 11.30.1977 Between Linden and Fresno, CA at 37,000 
Feet 

Seven USAF crew members aboard a C-141 flying from Travis AFB to 
Norton AFB, observed two bright lights that merged and 
separated. Possibly same object seen in number 240 above. A PSA 
airliner and a Navy jet were in the same area, but did not 
report the incident. 09:40 

242: 12.06.1977 Between Tokyo and Hawaii at 60,000 Feet 



Naval Intelligence pilot flying reconnaissance for CIA, 
encounters a large triangular craft that paces his F4-11 Phantom 
for approximately a half -hour. Object was dark in color with no 
protrusions, lights or outward propulsion system and its surface 
appearance like foam rubber. Target pasted solidly on planes 
radar. Plane was in excess of Mach 2.2 and the object stayed 
within 50 feet off the left wing of the aircraft. Re: Case 237 
above for comparison of surface feature. 18:30 

243: 12.08.1977 East Moline, IL 

Disc with green and red lights, hovers over a power station, 
while a plane flies over the object. Multiple witnesses. 02:55 

244: 12.08.1977 USAF Weather Observation Station at King 
Salmon, AK 

Reporting to Center of two bright objects maneuvering 
erratically in the area. 02:03 

Following is a Radar Case Involving Pt. Mugu Naval Air Station 
FAA/ATR 

245: 12.11.1977 Ventura & Los Angeles Counties, CA 

Four objects tracked on radar. Civil aircraft (Golden West) had 
encounter with one of the objects. Two recordings. First, 
notification from Pt. Mugu and second, interview with Allen 
Dredge, pilot of the airliner. The Missile, HQs Pacific Missile 
Test Center, Vol. 31, No. 14, April 7, 1978. Also, transcribed 
in MUFON Journal , No. 181, March, 1983, Page 6. 13:38 

Following is a Radar Case Involving Ellsworth AFB RAPCON, Denver 
FAA/ARTCC, Rapid City FAA/FSS and Minneapolis FAA ARTCC 

246: 12.17.1977 Near Rapid City, SD 

Two objects maneuvering at supersonic speed tracked on radar. 
USAF plane is chased by objects and Ellsworth RAPCON and SD 
Weather Radar Station are disabled, as objects pass over the 
area. Transcribed in MUFON Journal , No. 181, March, 1983, Page 
6. 24:46 



NUFORC Humanoids 

Humanoids 25: 06.30.1976. Colorado/Virginia 

Lost in the mountains of Colorado an Arlington, VA man recounts 
his experience with UFOs, gypsies and distorted time. 
Interviewed by Robert Gribble of the National UFO Reporting 
Center. 11:07 

Humanoids 28: 08.01.1978. Yukon, OK. 

A man encounters a UFO and aliens. He is interviewed by Robert 
Gribble of the National UFO Reporting Center in Seattle, WA. 
08:00 

Humanoids 29: 08.19.1978. Manton, CA. 

CE 111 encounter with UFO occupants. Witness is interviewed by 
Robert Gribble. 11:21 

Humanoids 30: 09.14.1978. Sioux City, IA. 

Robert Estes encounters a UFO and its occupant. He is 
interviewed by Robert Gribble. 08:33 

Humanoids 31: 12.11.1978. Bryn Mawr, PA. 

A man encounters a UFO and its occupants . He is interviewed by 
Robert Gribble. 08:49 

Humanoids 32: 01.09.1979. Klamath Falls, OR. 

Witness interviewed by Robert Gribble. 08:10 

Humanoids 33: 01.09.1979. Kingman, AZ . 

A man encounters a UFO and occupants and reports it to Luke AFB. 
Major Jenson, USAF, contacts Robert Gribble at the National UFO 
Reporting Center in Seattle, WA, regarding the case and Gribble 
interviews the witness on January 9, 1979. 17:03 

Humanoids 34: 12.12.1987. Climax Springs, MO. 

A man observes a UFO and its occupants . He is interviewed by 
Robert Gribble on December 12, 1987. 27:28 



Supplemental Recordings 

Robert Gribble would have conversations with other researchers 
and also taped interesting tidbits of information from radio 
newscasts and television programs. The following recordings give 
further insight into the early workings of NUFORC. 

A: Phone conversation between Robert Gribble and Chet Rogers, 
newsman, on various subjects: Hynek, Major Wayne Aho, etc. 
01.06.1975 09:41 

B: Robert Gribble is interviewed by the Sacramento Bee newspaper 
on 03.24.1977. 26:21 

C: Alan Hendry of the Center for UFO Studies and Robert Gribble. 
Parts of recording are very poor due to Gribble ' s tape recorder 
malfunctioning during the conversation. 06.15.1977. 23:01 

D: Canadian psychic, Peter Uecker, is interviewed on television 
regarding UFOs, 06.22.1977. 21:15 

E: George Garrett of KOL radio, Seattle, WA, does a quick phone 
interview with Robert Gribble on 01.07.1975. 05:10 

F: Grenada Prime Minister, Eric Gairy, on UFOs. November, 1977. 
02:25